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Monday, July 9, 2012

Motivational Monday: "The Grumble Family"

There is a family nobody likes to meet,
They live, it is said, on Complaining Street.

In the city of Never-Are Satisfied,
The River of Discontent beside.

They growl at that, and they growl at this;
Whatever comes there is something amiss;

And whether their station be high or humble,
They are known by the name of Grumble.



The weather is always too hot or too cold,
Summer and winter alike they scold;

Nothing goes right with the folks you meet
Down on that gloomy Complaining Street.

They growl at the rain, and they growl at the sun;
In fact, their growling is never done.

And if everything pleased them, there isn't a doubt
They'd growl that they'd nothing to grumble about!




And the worst thing is that if anyone stays
Among them too long he will learn their ways,
And before he dreams of the terrible jumble
He's adopted into the family of Grumble.

So it were wisest to keep our feet
From wandering into Grumbling Street.

And never to growl whatever we do,
Lest we be mistaken for Grumblers too.

----Author Unknown


“What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you create more of it. Opportunities, relationships, even money flowed my way when I learned to be grateful no matter what happened in my life.” — Oprah Winfrey


“Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there’s always something we could be grateful for.” — Barry Neil Kaufman

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” — Brian Tracy


2 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

Such a great reminder!

Zoey said...

Love it! I think a family home evening is in store soon with this story!

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